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Calatafimi Segesta

An Elymian centre with Hellenistic overtones, Segesta’s origins date back to Acestes, son of the Trojan nymph Egesta who welcomed Aenea during his wanderings. The majestic Doric temple of the V century B.C, which is still complete, is of great interest. On the summit of the mountain is the Greek amphitheatre which, in summer is animated with important events, and from which one can enjoy a suggestive view over the surrounding valleys. In the archaeological park, there is also the large Sanctuary of Mango district from the VI-V century B.C., a castle, a medieval church and the ruins of an ancient Mosque. Near Segesta is the medieval town of Calatafimi, with the Eufemeo Castle and the rich churches, which is characterised by alleyways and roads of clear Islamic origins. It is on the high ground of Punta di Romano facing it that the harsh battle of Garbidaldi’s Thousand was fought.

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The Virgin with Child among Saints, Prophets and Evangelical scenes Calatafimi Segesta
POLITTICO DELLA CHIESA MADRE
On the main altar of the Mother Church, a grandiose marble altarpiece is situated. containing...
View of the town Calatafimi Segesta
VEDUTA DELLA CITTA'
From the hills on which rises the charming Eufemio castle, there is an incredible view of the...
Angimbč Wood Calatafimi Segesta
BOSCO DI ANGIMBE'
Angimbč Wood in the north of the town represents an ecological niche of extraordinary beauty...
Hellenistic Agorŕ Calatafimi Segesta
AGORA' ELLENISTICA
On the summit of the Barbaro mountain, a paved courtyard and a colonnade indicate what was once...
Living Nativity Scene Calatafimi Segesta
PRESEPE VIVENTE
Sometimes a Presepe vivente-live nativity scene animates the ancient town, which is...
Madonna del Giubino procession Calatafimi Segesta
FESTEGGIAMENTI DI MARIA SS. DEL GIUBINO
The veneration for the Madonna del Giubino, is very important and a marble icon of the Madonna...
Centre of Performing Arts Calatafimi Segesta
CENTRO ARTI SCENICHE
The Centre of Performing Arts was founded as a laboratory for theatre and music activity it has...
Moschea Calatafimi Segesta
MOSCHEA
Near the amphitheatre there are the remains of a Muslim village with mosques and Norman and...

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